IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS V2.1.1 brings application management enhancements to the operational intelligence platform and streamlines installation and configuration

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP16-0661
December 6, 2016


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IBM® Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS® V2.1.1 turns machine data to insight and provides built-in expertise in capacity management. It empowers IT infrastructure system managers, system administrators, and data center executives to optimize IT performance, availability, and scalability. Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS V2.1.1 consists of an operational intelligence platform and the expert-based Capacity Management Analytics application.

The operational intelligence platform provides IT data ingestion, reporting, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytic engines. It includes the following products:

  • IBM Tivoli® Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.2
  • IBM Cognos® Analytics V11.0.3
  • IBM SPSS® Modeler Gold V17.1
  • IBM ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization Studio V12.6.3
  • IBM Capacity Management Analytics Solution Installer V2.1.1

The Capacity Management Analytics application includes:

  • IBM Capacity Management Analytics Solution Kit V2.1.1

New features and enhancements in Capacity Management Analytics V2.1.1:

  • Capacity Management Analytics operational intelligence platform:
    • Includes upgrade to Cognos Analytics V11.0.3*
    • Includes upgrade to Modeler Gold V17.1*
    • Includes upgrade to CPLEX V12.6.3*, ***
    • Adds Capacity Management Analytics Solution Installer 2.1.1**, ****
  • Capacity Management Analytics installation and configuration:
    • Provides a single web-based UI for the Capacity Management Analytics Solution Installer to manage and perform the installation and configuration of the following required components: Cognos, Modeler, CPLEX, and the Solution Kit modules.
    • Adds a new Solution Kit installer that provides command-line installation, configuration, and management of Solution Kit modules.
    • Provides Solution Kit installation instance support, thus separating user-modified data and configuration (Capacity Management Analytics Instance) from the Solution Kit executable and default configuration (Capacity Management Analytics Home). A given Capacity Management Analytics Home can be used to create and support multiple Capacity Management Analytics instances within the same installation system.
  • Capacity Management Analytics Systems Management Module:
    • Improves performance of data extractions and transformation (ETL)

Beginning with Capacity Management Analytics V2.1.1, Capacity Management Analytics components that install on distributed systems - those running under a Linux™, UNIX™, or Microsoft™ Windows™ operating system - will no longer be provided on physical media. All future versions, releases, and modifications will be available by electronic download only.

* These programs cannot be used outside the scope of Capacity Management Analytics, as described in the Capacity Management Analytics User's Guide.

** Capacity Management Analytics Solution Installer uses open source components like Chef and various others. Refer to the IBM Capacity Management Analytics 2.1.1 License Information document for any restrictions that may impose.

*** CPLEX usage in Capacity Management Analytics is limited to fewer than 1,000 variables. Additional licenses must be purchased if the number of variables used exceeds 1,000.

**** Capacity Management Analytics Solution Installer is restricted to certain platforms and operating systems. See Supported Systems for the latest information.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date
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December 9, 2016: Media availability



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IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS V2.1.1 is built on IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM SPSS Modeler Gold, IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio, IBM Capacity Management Analytics Solution Kit, and IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS. Capacity Management Analytics gives you the ability to manage the complete lifecycle of IBM z Systems™ and distributed systems.

  • IBM Cognos Analytics provides a complete range of analysis capabilities necessary to optimize the performance and return on investment of z Systems™ and distributed systems. With the industry-leading reporting, analysis, dashboards, collaboration, and mobile business intelligence on a single infrastructure, you can confidently manage the system activity while significantly improving your ability to identify potential issues and pinpoint their cause. You can author, share, and analyze all the data from all the enterprise sources necessary for a complete view of the ever-changing business conditions.
  • IBM SPSS Modeler Gold helps organizations use predictive analytics to forecast their future requirements and ensure the capacity required is available when the business needs it. You can discover the hidden relationships in platform data and predict the outcome of future events and interactions. IBM SPSS Modeler Gold's easy-to-use graphical interface puts the power of data mining in the hands of those responsible for managing the capacity of z Systems and distributed systems, so they can discover new insight and increase productivity. It allows organizations to quickly realize a positive return on investment (ROI).
  • Tight integration with IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS enables data collection and provides easy access to that data by Cognos Business Intelligence and SPSS Modeler for all analysis. It ensures that IT can utilize the information necessary for use in performance reporting, service-level management, and usage accounting.

To help you get started in your pursuit of the efficient management of distributed systems, included in Capacity Management Analytics is a set of predefined reports so you can quickly and efficiently begin to understand exactly how distributed systems are being used.

Application analytics reporting

  • Application Analytics - Distributed CPU Usage: Shows the 90% CPU busy line for applications and can be displayed as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. It provides a summary of the CPU usage of all the servers associated with an application.
  • Application Analytics - MIPS Used - Application: Shows the average MIPS used by each application or line-of-business (LOB) grouping against all central processor complexes (CPCs) and LPARs. It compares the MIPS usage of all applications that are mapped in the application mapping table.
  • Application Analytics - MIPS Used - Application by Function: Shows the average or peak MIPS used by the selected application or LOB grouping against all CPCs and LPARs, according to function, and includes a forecast option.
  • Application Analytics - MIPS Used - Application by LPAR: Shows the MIPS used by all applications or LOB grouping on the selected LPAR.
  • Application Analytics - MIPS Used - Report Class by Job Name: Shows the average MIPS used for a detailed list of the job names that were mapped with IBM Workload Manager to a Report Class. Report Classes are used to map to functions within an application.

Application analytics modeling

  • Application Average Forecast Stream: Used to predict the application future values of CP_SECONDS, IFA_SECONDS, and IIP_SECONDS for hourly and daily levels.
  • Application Peak Value Forecast Stream: Analyzes a defined time range of the history data for CPU seconds, calculates its peak value of MIPS, and forecasts its one-year peak value at an application level for the future.

Peak utilization reporting

  • CPU: MIPS Used - z Systems Server/LPAR Level: Provides insights into potential processing overage, similar to the MIPS used. It gathers and analyzes information about IBM z Systems Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) and IBM z Systems Application Assist Processor (zAAP) workloads and lets you allocate some workloads to a more cost-effective partition for processing.
  • CPU: MIPS Used - z Systems Server/LPAR Level with Forecast: Extends the value of the MIPS reports by including forecasted MIPS information. More reliable forecasting leads to efficiency gains through better workload allocation.
  • CPU: MIPS Used - LPAR Level by Workload Management (WLM) Importance: Shows the average or peak CPU MIPS used at LPAR level. This is displayed for each processor type at each interval band and is broken down by the WLM importance level.

CPU over or under share weight reporting

  • CPU: Over or Under Share Weight - CPC by LPAR: Shows the stacked usage of each LPAR against the total number of engines of each type in the shared pool of a CPC, and shows the usage percentage over or under its guaranteed share of each LPAR due to the competition among LPARs.

Software cost analysis registered products matrix reporting

  • LPAR MSU Utilization: Shows various MSU utilization metrics in different scenarios from an LPAR perspective, such as LPAR utilization MSU, LPAR for Hour Rolling Average (HRA) utilization MSU, LPAR billable MSU and product MSU utilization for each scenario, observed (can also display data at the System Management Facility (SMF) collection interval), forecasted, and optimized.
  • Product MSU and Price: Shows the IBM product billable MSUs and monetary cost, from a single CPC, and the LPARs within, perspective for each scenario, observed, forecasted, and optimized.
  • No SMF 89 (NO89) Product MSU and Price: Shows the billable MSUs for the IBM NO89, unregistered, products along with their price.
  • NO89 Products Matrix: Shows a list of LPARs and CPCs on which the IBM NO89, unregistered, products run.

Workspaces

  • Software cost analysis summary: Shows MSU utilization and pricing information for all the registered IBM products for CPCs within an enterprise for each scenario, observed, forecasted, and optimized. A listing of IBM NO89, unregistered, products is also provided.

  • Enterprise dashboard: Shows high-level information for all the supported servers across the enterprise such as server counts, and percentile of underutilized and overutilized servers.

Software cost analysis streams modeling

  • LPAR MSU forecasting: Looks at the observed data for each LPAR and product MSU usage and forecasts future LPAR MSU usage through a time series model for each product by adding the forecasted product MSU values.
  • Product MSU forecasting: Looks at the observed data for each IBM registered product and forecasts future product MSU usage in a time series model.
  • Product optimization: Uses the LPAR and product MSU forecasts to recommend the optimal LPAR and product placement combination to reduce overall MSU usage.
  • Anomaly detection streams modeling: Provides better accuracy when scoring and also reduces the effort needed to calibrate the model.
  • CICS® anomaly detection: Looks at the observed CICS SMF data and creates a model around response time and CPU time to determine if a CICS transaction is considered anomalous.

Migration script

  • Helps organizations migrate from Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS V2.1 to Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS V2.1.1.

For a full description and details of all features, refer to the IBM Capacity Management Solutions Guide on IBM Knowledge Center.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at the Product accessibility information website.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM z Systems™ IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each z Systems™ IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each z Systems IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three-digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three-digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each z Systems IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a z Systems IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each z Systems IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs.
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise.
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit.
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost.

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, go to the IBM z Systems Software Pricing website.

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the z Systems IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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Program number VRM Program name
5698-CMA 2.1.1 IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS

Product identification number

Program PID number VRM Program name
5698-CMA 2.1.1 IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS
Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5698-CMA 5698-AA7


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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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The following documents are shipped with the product.

Title Order number
IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS Solution Guide 2.1.1 (not printed) GC27-9021-00
IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS 2.1.1 Program Directory GI13-4147-01
IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS License 2.1.1 Multilingual GI13-4336-00

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.

The Capacity Management Solution Guide 2.1 is located in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information about hardware requirements, go to IBM Support.

Software requirements

For information about software requirements, go to IBM Support.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Consult your IBM representative.

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program number Program name Value Unit Exhibit
5698-CMA IBM Capacity Management on z/OS VUE007

For each z Systems IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The z Systems IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity


Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

  MSUs minimum MSUs maximum Value Units/MSU
Base 1 3 1
Tier A 4 45 0.45
Tier B 46 175 0.36
Tier C 176 315 0.27
Tier D 316 + 0.20

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected z Systems IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Tier MSUs Multiplied by Value Units per MSU Equal Value Units
Base 3 1.00 3.00
Tier A 42 .45 18.90
Tier B 130 .36 46.80
Tier C 140 .27 37.80
Tier D 1,185 .20 237.00
Total 1,500   343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS 5698-CMA Per Value Unit
IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS Software Subscription and Support 5698-AA7 Per Value Unit

IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS: VUE007

Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

  MSUs minimum MSUs maximum Value Units/MSU
Base 1 3 1
Tier A 4 45 0.45
Tier B 46 175 0.36
Tier C 176 315 0.27
Tier D 316 + 0.2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected z Systems IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00
Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90
Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80
Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80
Tier D 1,185 *.20 = 237.00
Total 1,500 343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Fixes for all distributed products can be downloaded from Fix Central. Fix Central provides fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system.

Fixes for IBM z/OS products can be downloaded from Shopz. Shopz is the online solution for ordering and delivering z Systems software. Shopz is used to plan, place, and track orders, 24x7.

Basic license


On/Off CoD

IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS 2.1.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS 2.1.1

Program PID: 5698-CMA

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017T8D IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS 2.1.1 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

  MSUs Value Units/MSU
Base 1-3 1.00
Tier A 4-45 0.45
Tier B 46-175 0.36
Tier C 176-315 0.27
Tier D 316+ 0.20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS 2.1.1

Program PID: 5698-CMA

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017T8D IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS 2.1.1 Basic OTC, per value unit
    Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017T8B English Cap Mgt Analytics on z MVS™- ENU, CST3590-128T

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-AA7

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017B67 IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS Software Subscription & Support Basic MSC, Per Value Unit SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017B66 English Hardcopy pub


Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and z Systems license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only through CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac, FunctionPac, and ProductPac®.

All of these customized offerings are offered for internet delivery in countries where Shopz product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on internet delivery, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends internet delivery. In addition to internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options include:

  • 3590
  • 3592

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac, SystemPac, FunctionPac, and ProductPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered through CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem. Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the product ServerPac, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

For additional information about the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement ZP12-0358, dated July 7, 2012.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac, SystemPac, FunctionPac and ProductPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability due to additional customization, and data input verification.



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. IBM z Systems Operational Support Services - Support Line is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

L-JKAN-AEQLF8 - IBM Capacity Management Analytics on z/OS V2.1.1

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Program support

Subscription and Support includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. During the Software Subscription and Support period, for the unmodified portion of a program, and to the extent problems can be recreated in the specified operating environment, IBM will provide the following:

  • Defect correction information, a restriction, or a bypass.
  • Program updates: Periodic releases of collections of code corrections, fixes, functional enhancements and new versions and releases to the program and documentation.
  • Technical assistance: A reasonable amount of remote assistance by telephone or electronically to address suspected program defects. Technical assistance is available from the IBM support center in the organization's geography.

Additional details regarding Technical Assistance, which includes IBM contact information, are provided in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for:

  • The design and development of applications
  • Your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Software Subscription and Support is provided only if the program is within its support timeframe as specified in the Software Support Lifecycle policy for the program.

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, go to the Supported product list website.

IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Education Software Allowance Program applies when ordering through the program number process.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each z Systems IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The z Systems IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the z Systems IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms Parent, if applicable
5698-CMA IBM Capacity Management on z/OS Execution based N/A
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a z Systems IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the z Systems IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, go to the IBM z Systems Software Contracts website.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a z Systems IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a z Systems IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the z Systems IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a z Systems IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the z Systems IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a z Systems IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of a z Systems IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the z Systems IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM z Systems Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the z Systems Exhibits website.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, z Systems IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the z Systems IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each z Systems IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a z Systems IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the z Systems IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex.

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select z Systems IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be z Systems (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems.
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued.
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode.

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the z Systems Software Pricing website.

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for z Systems Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for EWLC, TWLC, zELC, and z/OS.e License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for Amendment for IBM z Systems Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous z Systems IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a z Systems (or equivalent) server).

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM z Systems On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a lawful, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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IBM, z/OS, Tivoli, Cognos, SPSS, ILOG, CPLEX, Global Technology Services, Passport Advantage, System i, z/Architecture, CICS, S/390, ProductPac, Parallel Sysplex and OS/390 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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